Man and woman in their 30s accused of robbing elderly people

Senior Woman in a Nursing HomeSenior Woman in a Nursing Home.Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix

A man and a woman in their 30’s are charged with having robbed elderly men and women in their homes. Several of the victims are over 90 years.

The accused man and woman reportedly have forced themselves into the victims’ homes, stolen credit cards, used trickery to get the codes for bank cards and similar things and used the money the got this way to purchase products.
The police have evidence that the two of them  used violence against the victims by pushing them down in four of the robberies, according to police prosecutor Stian Thommesen. One of the victims suffered a milder heart attack.
– The victims are relatively defenseless and vulnerable people who have become victims of criminals who exploit the situation. This is a cynicism that you rarely see,  the counsel for the ten victims in the case, Anne Kristine Bohinen, says to NRK.
The trial starts on Monday 6th of June in Oslo District Court.
The counsel of the man, Erik Dammen Stoltz, told the TV channel that his client will plead partially guilty.
– She acknowledges criminal liability for the vast majority of the incidents in the indictment. She regrets very much that she was involved in this,  the counsel of the woman,  Vidar Lind Iversen, says.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today